Lochloosa Lake is a large lake (8,900 acres) in Alachua County and is a major waterbody within the Orange Creek Basin. It was added to the MFLs Priority List and Schedule, for adoption in 2018, to meet the statutory requirement to include systems that are of regional importance and likely to be impacted by withdrawals within 20 years.
Lochloosa Lake, along with other waterbodies within the basin, are recognized for their ecological and economic significance. Lochloosa has been designated as an Outstanding Florida Water and has a long reputation for excellent sport fishing.
The Lochloosa Lake MFLs determination was adopted in December 2018 and became effective January 2019. The final MFLs report is available here.